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20 April 2018

A MONTH OF MOTHERS?

Posted in Decor and Style

By Camilla Swart

May is the month dedicated to mothers and motherhood. Mother’s Day falls in the middle of the month (13 May) this year, and we would like to dedicate the whole month to mothers.

By ‘mothers’ we naturally mean any woman who has had a nurturing influence in your life. Apart from my mother, who certainly influenced my life, I can count a handful of other women whose benevolent care shaped, and still affects, my life. 

14 March 2018

HOW TO LAUNDER YOUR BED LINEN

Posted in Decor and Style

By Camilla Swart

Laundry is a fact of life – like taxes and death, it spares no-one. Unless you are one of the fortunate few who can say that they never do laundry, this article might help you understand how best to care for your bed linen.

Linen Drawer attaches a wash care label to all bed linen. This shows the size, the fabric composition and the washing instructions. The washing instructions are the result of in depth knowledge of the fabric – not just something dreamed up by Linen Drawer, and for best results, should be adhered to as closely as possible when laundering the bed linen.

14 March 2018

HOW TO CHOOSE BED LINEN?

Posted in Decor and Style

By Camilla Swart

Confronted by the mind boggling array of bedding and bed linen options available, what motivates your choice and how can you be sure it’s the best product for you?

At Linen Drawer we pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of bed linen, and what types of fabric are suitable for different climates and situations. A quick aside: We do not recommend polyester or polyester blend fabrics…ever, as they are not perfectly comfortable and do not have the healthy-sleep properties of pure cotton or pure linen bedding.

01 March 2018

Moving On Swiftly?

Posted in Decor and Style

By Camilla Swart

Anyone who has moved house, flat or business will agree when I say that moving is an emotional and stressful time.  The warm glow of anticipation, the bright dream of new home/office/business premises, all fade day by day – whittled away by planning, planning and still more planning. 

Linen Drawer and Linen Drawer Manufacturing are moving premises in the last week of February/ early March. We have planned the move very carefully, in order to ensure a seamless transition and keep our clients’ orders rolling out, and hope that the execution is as meticulous as the planning.  Our customers’ requirements always come first, and our intention is minimum disruption and a smooth transfer from one location to the next.

29 January 2018

NEW YEAR, NEW COLOURS, NEW YOU

Posted in Decor and Style

By Camilla Swart

This year has started with the Colour of the Year being pinned as Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet.  It is a complex shade of purple, towards the cooler end of the colour spectrum.  It suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, what lies ahead, and discoveries beyond where we are now.

18 December 2017

MATTRESS CARE – PROTECT, PROTECT!

Posted in Mattress and Pillow Protectors

By Camilla Swart

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How often do you take a good look at the mattresses and pillows in your home? Chances are… not very often. Did you know that clean fresh pillows and mattresses contribute significantly to sleep comfort?

At Linen Drawer we are committed to helping you select pillow and mattress protectors that work for you. The small cost of protectors for pillows and mattresses is far outweighed by their benefits.

18 December 2017

MAKE UP DEMONS

Posted in Stain removal

By Camilla Swart

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At Linen Drawer we hear all the woes of laundry day – red wine, blood, sunblock, and the dreaded make-up stains!  Of course, as a host it is impossible to forbid guests to wear make-up, but these stains do seem to be tougher than most to eradicate from bed linen and towels.

06 December 2017

Thank you for everything

Posted in Decor and Style

I look forward to writing this blog every year.  This is where the team from Linen Drawer express our sincere gratitude towards our clients, suppliers and co-workers.

Gratefulness has been proven to have physical benefits as well as the more obvious mental and spiritual benefits. 

Showing and experiencing gratitude is good for you.

Recent research has shown that people who express more gratitude have fewer aches and pains, better sleep and stronger mental clarity.

15 November 2017

Specially For You

Posted in Decor and Style

Linen Drawer would like to spoil you this year over Christmas.  We would like to make your gift shopping easy peasy!  Have a look at the wonderful services we offer in customising gifts for you.

A special gift says “I care” when it has been personalised with embroidery, satin stitch or hemstitching.  Popular gift options are monogrammed pillowcases, towels, and bedding.  We can match the colour of the monogram with a beautiful row of satin stitching. Embroidered laundry bags are very popular and can have lovely designs added to make them a personal and special gift.

15 November 2017

Christmas Joy

Posted in Decor and Style

It is easy to become totally silly when speaking about Christmas. There is so much joy and anticipation associated with the festive season that I need to focus my mind on the sensible to get the best out of this joyous season.

15 November 2017

Scatter Style Around

Posted in Decor and Style

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Changing the style and colour scheme of your home is difficult if you don’t have the time and the budget to invest in such an exercise.  How often we wish for a magic wand to freshen and brighten our sitting rooms, bedrooms and other living areas.

28 September 2017

Soulful Shades

Posted in Decor and Style

By Camilla Swart

How would you choose colours for new products?  The array of tones and shades is mind boggling and predicting what will be suitable for bed linen is a daunting task.  Well, at Linen Drawer we aren’t easily daunted and, deciding to add colour to our range of Egyptian cotton percale, we set about making the choice in a methodical and analytical manner.

Trends identified were Plants/Nature, Nautical/Sea, Opulence, New Nostalgia and Traditions Reworked.  Colours associated with these were varied but the emphasis throughout was on deep natural colours. The inspiration was taken from the plants, water, stones, minerals and animals that surround us.

28 August 2017

Put a spring in your step

Posted in Decor and Style

 Put a spring in

By Camilla Swart

September in the Southern Hemisphere is all about spring. Spring is in the air. Sometimes it is a chilly spring, and our optimism about summer’s arrival is quenched by rain showers and snow.

How to welcome spring into your home?  Easy, have a look at your mattress! We have all seen mattress advertisements of the gazelle-like leaps out of bed. Incredibly these can become reality with a few basic checks. 

27 August 2017

Welcoming Johannesburg

Posted in Decor and Style

By Camilla Swart

We set off early on Sunday 6 August on our journey to Decorex Johannesburg 2017.  A very long drive lay ahead – symbolic of our journey to Decorex exhibiting in total.  Fortunately, no murders were committed and no speed fines incurred in the course of the drive, and soon we were concentrating on our Tom-Tom’s directions to the apartment we had rented.

The two days that preceded the opening of the exhibition at Gallagher Convention centre were frantic.  There was much Gautrain’ing, Uber’ing and shopping.  Hard work and amazing co-operation from our agents and furniture suppliers characterised these pre-show days.  The absolute dedication from Johann and Ernie du Toit, Ronel Currin and the teams from Blockhouse, Ultimate Mattress, Persepolis and Incanda who helped us set up the stand.  The result was FABULOUS!  Our products were showcased beautifully and the stand at Decorex drew very favourable comments and many compliments.

 

01 August 2017

Decorex - Our Journey to Johannesburg

Posted in Decor and Style

 By Camilla Swart

My to-do lists have been made since we exhibited at the Cape Town Decorex show, but I think that this is going to be a very different experience from the Cape Town exhibition. We had follow up, post-mortem and strategy meetings in order to clear our minds and prepare for the Johannesburg Decorex show.

Decorex will be held at the Gallagher Convention centre and stretches across many halls. The Linen Drawer stand is in Hall 5 and we are in stand L24. It is a corner stand so we are not easy to miss. 

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